With Mother’s Day around the corner (May 8), it is a beautiful time to honor unstoppable mom entrepreneurs who attend to every need of their families and inspire numerous people through their leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Mother’s Day is the ideal time to recognize their contributions to their families and society.
According to a 2013 report from the Pew Research Center, 40% of all households with children under 18 include mothers who are either the family’s sole or primary source of income. That is a record number, which has quadrupled since 1960. And it is fascinating because women are still the primary caregivers in their families.
There is nothing easy about being a mother and a successful entrepreneur. And that is why the wins are so glorious. Despite the cards stacked against these mom entrepreneurs, they are just showing up every day and doing what is suitable for their team, customers, and family. Along with them, they also contribute significantly to their country’s economy.
We will talk about six illustrious mom entrepreneurs in the United States and why you need to follow them on LinkedIn.
1 1. Alyse Maslonik
Alyse Maslonik had a miserable childhood, eventually persuading her to do something for less fortunate children. Her childhood days were a mess, as Maslonik only experienced poverty, financial problems, and abuse by her stepfather. Such challenging circumstances made her want to escape her surroundings and do something for underprivileged children.
Later, she founded the RedefinED Advisors LLC, a strategic development partner for non-public and private schools that provide scholarships to hundreds of children in Pennsylvania to ensure good education for them.
A mother of three, Maslonik firmly believed that she could help get rid of inequity in the system and provide financial assistance and scholarships to students of non-public and private schools to enable children to get a proper education.
According to RedefinED, over 45,000 students in Pennsylvania are awarded scholarships to attend a school of their choice through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. With an additional $40 million in tax credits added to the EITC program in 2021, the program now offers $225 million in scholarship opportunities for students and schools across the state.
2 2. Kim Butler
Kim D. H. Butler is the Founder of Partners for Prosperity, LLC, and co-founder of the Prosperity Economics Movement, which teaches to save money and enjoy a confident and prosperous life. She shunned standard financial products like stocks, bonds, savings accounts, and CDs in favor of alternative investments, private lending, and creative life insurance strategies outside of the financial planning box. According to Kim, people are now looking for alternatives to a financial industry that no longer serves them.
Kim was keen to bring economics to personal levels and help people. Kim studied the commonalities between wealth-builders and examined the math behind many common financial assumptions. One day, Kim sat down to write about the principles that would help people use economics at their levels, save money and live with confidence and prosperity. So, she wrote down seven principles, which came to be known as the 7 Principles of Prosperity™.
3 3. Madeleine Park
Madeleine Park is a Marketing and Branding Professional. She works with franchise and consumer businesses to help build their brands, enhance awareness, drive sales, and expand across the globe. Madeleine is the Director of Marketing for HS Holdings Co and knows how to build businesses across markets.
With franchise brands like MaidPro, FlyFoe, and Men in Kilts in her kit, Madeleine offers insights into her people-centric approach to brand building and how multi-location marketers can engage local customers and their employees as future franchisees. She has founded a marketing and PR consulting firm, MadeleinePark MarketingPR.
In addition to her extensive PR and marketing experience, Madeleine is the owner and founder of a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Together She Can, which strives to help homeless communities with hygiene care.
4 4. Shelley D. Smith
Shelley D. Smith is the founder and CEO of Premier Rapport consulting firm and a best-selling author. Over the past 35 years, Shelly’s work has earned her a reputation as the Creator of the Culture Inquiry in businesses globally. Her success stems from the strength of her approach, asking tough questions to hone in on pain points and areas of growth opportunity and executive presence.
Shelly is a highly sought-after speaker, executive coach, and business culture inquiry consultant. The most recent of her five published books and 20+ E-Workbooks for Courageous Leaders, titled How to Avoid Culture Big Fat Failures (BFF), has rattled and disrupted corporate America highly effectively. Her culture approach includes four phases: inquiry, analysis, creation, and curation.
5 5. Brandi Keiser
Brandi Keiser is an executive coach, business consultant, two-time start-up COO and CEO, business operations and leadership expert, wife, and mother to three teen humans and a pup! She supports high-performance individuals and organizations of all sizes to help them overcome the challenges of transitions and growth to achieve a more fulfilling future through Brandi Keiser International and her management consulting firm, Clear Lotus Consulting.
In addition, she is a Master Certified Coach, Certified Talent Optimization Specialist, Senior Professional in Human Resources, Everything DiSC Trainer, and Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE).
6 6. Danielle Goss
Danielle Goss is the founder and CEO of Kul Mocks, a nonalcoholic beverage brand. When Danielle was pregnant with her first child, she quickly became disenchanted with the nonalcoholic options available for her to drink. The absence of such a drink led Danielle and her husband Nate to create Kul Mocks, a line of ready-to-drink nonalcoholic cocktails.
It took an entire year of research and development for them to launch in July 2020. Currently, Kul Mocks is available in three flavors: Blackberry Mock-jito, Mock Mule, and Strawberry Mock-arita. The mocktails are distributed in Wisconsin, where Kul Mocks is based, and Minnesota, but they can be shipped across the country because they are nonalcoholic.
In a world where it is so hard for women to obtain needed funds for their ideas to find proper mentorship, these women are paving their way leaving behind society’s judgments and criticisms. It is hard for moms to find time to put in their business, and when it is so easy to give in to the fear of failure, these women, like many other mom entrepreneurs, have found the courage to dive into the business world. Doesn’t that deserve applause?
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